Now you’ve binged every Christmas film, revisit the best of Netflix’s 2022 series this inbetweeny week.
Emily in Paris
Season three of Emily in Paris has recently come to Netflix, to fill the fashion void in your TV life that isn’t ruined by Peloton heart attacks and no Samantha. Lily Collins returns as Emily Cooper, the American marketing/social media exec working in Paris for marketing firm Savoir. There are hot French people, and great clothes thanks to Sex and the City’s Patricia Field plus it’s by Sex and the City’s creator Darren Star. It’s technicolour chewing gum for the brain, which is what you deserve this week.
The much-anticipated Wednesday came to Netflix in November, created by Tim Burton and featuring a star-studded cast including Jenny Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzman, Gwendoline Christie and Christina Ricci. With definite traces of the original’s macabre drama, Burton also adds a supernatural sleuthing element (think The Addams Family meets Nancy Drew) that will urge you to binge it all in one sitting. We follow Wednesday Addams as she starts her school year at the legendary school for outcasts – Nevermore Academy, but when her classmates start disappearing, she takes it upon herself to find answers.
Based on a true story, this limited series follows a New York journalist as she seeks out the truth behind Anna Delvey – the ultimate con artist that’s convinced New York’s elite that she is a German heiress. In the process, she managed to swindle millions of dollars from the wealthy as well as prominent banks. Plus, the series was created by Shonda Rhimes (the mastermind behind Bridgerton, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder and more); need we say more?
Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
From the Emmy award-winning producer of Scream Queens, American Horror Story and The Watcher, Ryan Murphy, Dahmer exposes the gruesome and horrific true crimes of American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. It also brilliantly highlights the systemic failures that enabled him to continue his murderous spree in plain sight for over a decade. Evan Peters stars in this haunting true tale.
If you’re looking for a laugh, Murderville offers a fresh take on the slew of murder dramas out there. Will Arnett stars as an eccentric detective who teams up with clueless celebrity guest stars to investigate a series of murders. Nothing is scripted in this hilarious, improvisational crime comedy.
The Lincoln Lawyer
If you’re a fan of Suits or Law & Order, you’ll love this latest legal drama on Netflix. Based on the best-selling novels by Michael Connelly, we follow Mickey Haller, who’s left to take over the firm when his former law partner is killed. When he’s handed the biggest case he’s ever had to tackle, Mickey discovers there may be more at stake than he thought.
France’s best dressed “gentleman burglar” returned in 2021 for a five-part second series where Assane continues in his pursuit of revenge against Hubert Pellegrini who has kidnapped his son Raoul. Now, he’s returning for Part 3. While there’s no official release date yet, it’s rumoured to be sometime in 2023. In the meantime, catch up on Parts 1 and 2.
In this refreshingly realistic teen coming-out series, high school student Charlie (Joe Locke) develops a crush on jock classmate Nick (Kit Connor), and an eight-chapter love story ensues. Based on the bestselling graphic novels from Alice Oseman.
Set over a thousand years ago in the early 11th century, this series chronicles the heroic adventures of some of the most famous Vikings who ever lived — the legendary explorer Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett), his fiery and headstrong sister Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson), and the ambitious Nordic prince Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter).
The Midnight Club
Fans of Stephen King will enjoy this teen thriller, which follows The Midnight Club, a group of eight terminally ill patients at Brightcliffe Hospice who begin to gather together at midnight to share scary stories. Friendships blooms, reality distorts and trust is misplaced, starring Iman Benson, Igby Rigney and Irish actress Ruth Codd.
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